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Comments for Book Blogger Hop for March 04, 2011
Today's question asks about our favorite villian.The sorts of books I read don't typically have villains. I'm not interested in straight up good vs. evil type plots even in the fantasy and science fiction I read.
But I do come across villains sometime so I will do my best to list the ones who have shown up in favorite books or stories:
The Wicked Witch of the West
She is a brief blip on the Oz radar, showing up in the first volume and being melted in the very same. But she's a good foil for Dorothy on her first trip through the four countries that make up the kingdom of Oz.
Captain James Hook
He has a long time rivalry with Peter Pan which I think goes back well beyond the point where the crocodile stepped in and ate both his hand and his clock. The need for revenge over losing his hand has further fueled his desire to beat Peter and his wretched Lost Boys.
Except for the very last Sherlock Holmes book by Arthur Conan Doyle I've read every single one and many of the spin-offs including those by Nicholas Meyer and Laurie R. King. While Moriarty isn't my favorite character and I frankly prefer the cases where Holmes isn't going up against his foe (or those related to his foe, or old drinking buddies of his old foe, etc) I have to accept that he is part and parcel of the Holmes universe. So be it.
Comment #1: Friday, March, 4, 2011 at 20:22:26
I think The Wicked Witch of the West is also one of my favorite villains.. actually WITCHES in general are my favorite kind of villain!
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Comment #2: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 19:08:02
Thank you for the return visit. I didn't put all witches as villains because there are some good ones too. I don't think Glinda would approve of being put in the same category as the Wicked Witch of the West.
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Comment #3: Friday, March, 4, 2011 at 20:34:27
Thanks for visiting my blog! I almost chose Moriarty. He definitely pops into my head when I think "villain."
Comment #4: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 19:08:02
You're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.
Comment #5: Friday, March, 4, 2011 at 20:41:22
great answer! I chose Willoughby from Sense and Sensibility (not a villain by today's standards) but a scoundrel nonetheless.
Comment #6: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 19:15:04
I haven't read Sense and Sensibility so I can't picture Willoughby.
Comment #7: Friday, March, 4, 2011 at 20:51:52
I feel like a terrible reader since I haven't read any of the books you mentioned. I watched the movies of the first two though.
Comment #8: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 19:15:04
Maybe some day you will. Happy reading.
Comment #9: Friday, March, 4, 2011 at 23:02:10
I stopping by to thank you for visiting my blog.
Comment #10: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 20:15:30
Thank you. Happy Friday.
Comment #11: Friday, March, 4, 2011 at 23:05:19
Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I think you picked some great villains. I've only encountered them through movies, though. I want to read the corresponding books, though.
Comment #12: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 20:17:30
You should read the books if you can. They're quick, fun reads.
Comment #13: Friday, March, 4, 2011 at 23:24:43
I haven't read Peter Pan or any Sherlock Holmes and I don't remember much about the book version of the Wizard of Oz, but these should like shiver-worthy villains!
Comment #14: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 20:52:32
Peter Pan is a relatively short book and there are Sherlock Holmes short stories so you could get a taste of it easily if you're interested. Happy reading.
Comment #15: Friday, March, 4, 2011 at 23:33:41
Those are some good villains that you have chose. Here is mine. I'm also a new follower.
Comment #16: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 20:54:33
Thank you for stopping by. I'll be around shortly. Happy reading.
Comment #17: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 00:00:41
Comment #18: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 21:14:00
Thanks for stopping by.
Comment #19: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 00:01:56
Thanks for stopping by my blog! The wicked witch (in the movie at least) definitely creeped me out, great choices.
Have a great weekend :]
Comment #20: Friday, March 4, 2011 at 21:20:11
I like both versions. Thanks for stopping by.
Comment #21: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 00:10:21
I actually thought about listing Moriatry, also because of his role in the Holmes universe :-).
Comment #22: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 16:32:01
It wouldn't be the same without him.
Comment #23: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 00:11:35
Can't believe I didn't think of Moriarty!!!
Comment #24: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 16:34:01
I've been saying the same thing a lot this hop.
Comment #25: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 04:38:19
I was trying to think of villains in adult books and as I try to steer away from crime etc, I have found this a difficult Q.
Maybe I should try to recall one from my childhood reading
Comment #26: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 16:36:43
Children's books just seemed like the way to go.
Comment #27: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 06:53:08
It's a hard question this week, isn't it? But I love your choices, they're classics! heart; I haven't read Sherock Holmes though...*blush*
Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!
Comment #28: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 16:39:05
You should read Sherlock Holmes. The books are in the public domain so you can even download ebooks for free if you're inclined to read that way.
Comment #29: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 07:18:32
Thanks for commenting (:
I didn't even think of the first two - great picks!
I hate to say it, but I haven't read any Sherlock Holmes...I really should, sometime...
Hannah (Paperback Treasures)
Comment #30: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 17:56:11
Sherlock Holmes is in the public domain now so you can download ebook versions of them.
Comment #31: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 09:08:59
Jen @ The Steel Bookshelf
Posting a book review a day is a very ambitious goal. Looks like you've kept up a frenetic pace for quite some time now. I managed to read almost 200 books last year, and I'm hoping to hit around the same mark this year. Happy Hopping!
Comment #32: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 17:56:11
The vast majority of the books I review are picture books. The average picture book has thirty two pages. That's how I fill in the days between finishing a full length book.
Comment #33: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 09:22:51
Hopping through. Wicked Witch of the West is a great choice! Although in Wicked, she's the hero.
Comment #34: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 18:04:32
I don't mind how she's portrayed in Wicked but I loathe how Oz is described. It has no relationship to the original books. I prefer A Barnstormer in Oz by Philip José Farmer but focus there is on Glinda.
Comment #35: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 09:31:13
Nice choices!!! I keep thinking of other villains I could have named. So many to choose from..... :)
Comment #36: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 18:09:33
Me too. I know I missed at least a half dozen that I probably should have named!
Comment #37: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 10:45:53
Comment #38: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 18:13:04
Comment #39: Saturday, March, 5, 2011 at 15:45:34
thanks for visiting my blog.
ooh, Moriarty is a good one, I love the Sherlock Holmes books. and Captain Hook too, a classic villain. :D
Comment #40: Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 18:15:54
You're welcome. Happy reading.
Comment #41: Sunday, March, 6, 2011 at 16:24:36
This question does kind of lend itself to children's books or YA, where there are more often actual villains, doesn't it?
Comment #42: Friday, March 11, 2011 at 17:02:02
Yes, it certainly does.